How can small prey protect themselves from predators?
- Facts about super prey, for example:
- Prey evolve defenses to outwit predators.
- The octopus can camouflage itself, and the stick insect has adapted to look like a twig!
- The skunk is offensive in protecting itself, squirting powerfully scented spray that temporarily blinds its predator.
Nature is a battle for survival
Predators evolve to attack, but prey evolve defenses
Some use camouflage –
Stick insect looks like a twig
Leaf insect looks like a leaf
Can camouflage itself with specialized skin and muscle cells
Opossum – pretends to be dead
Other animals go on the offensive
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